Mandera County (Somali: Degmada Mandheera, Swahili: Kaunti ya Mandera) is a county in Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Mandera. The county is bordered by Ethiopia to the north, to the east and by Wajir County to the southwest. According to the 2019 census, the county has a population of 1,200,89,milion and an area of 25,939.8 km2. The main economic activity in the county is pastoralism, while others include cross-border trade with Ethiopia, artisanal mining, beekeeping and agriculture along the Dawa River. List of Wards in Mandera County
The county mostly consists of rocky hills, located on a plain that rises from 400m in altitude near El Wak, to 970m near the Ethiopian border. The seasonal Dawa River (also ‘Daua River’) forms the border between Mandera County and Ethiopia, for about 150 km from the northernmost point of the county up to the Somali border. The river’s flood plains are used for cultivating crops. Most of the county has a semi-arid climate.
Climatic Conditions in Mandera County
County has a temperature range between 24C – 42C. Rainfall is very low and unreliable with annual average of 91.7mm annually. Long rains normally occur in April and May averaging 69.1mm while short rains in October and November averaging 122mm.
The county has a total population of 867,457 of which 434,976 are males, 432,444 females and 37 intersex persons. There are 125,763 household with an average household size of 6.9 persons per household and a population density 33 people per square kilometre.
List of All Wards In Mandera County
Mandera County (Somali: Degmada Mandheera, Swahili: Kaunti ya Mandera) is a county in Kenya. Administratively is subdivided into six Sub Counties namely Mandera West, Mandera South, Banissa, Mandera North, Mandera East and Lafey and further to 30 administrative wards which have been listed below.
- Alango Gof
- Elwak South
- Elwak North
- Shimbir Fatuma
- Rhamu Ditmu
- Takaba South
Administrative and Political Units in Mandera County
There are 7 sub counties, 22 divisions, 97 locations and 141 sub-locations.
Sub-counties in Mandera County
- Mandera East
- Mandera West
- Mandera North
- Mandera South
Electoral constituencies in Mandera County
It has 6 constituencies and 30 county assembly wards.
- Mandera Constituency
- West Banisa Constituency
- Mandera East Constituency
- Lafey Constituency
- Mandera South Constituency
- Mandera North Constituency
Ibrahim Roba is the Governor serving his last term in office after being elected twice 2013, 2017 and his deputy is Mohamed Ahmed. Mahamud Mohamed M is the Senator and he replaced Billow Kerow who was the first elected senator. Amina Gedow is the second elected women representative won against the Fathia Mahbuub who was the first women representative for the county.
For Mandera County, the County Executive Committee comprises:-
County Executive Committee
|The Deputy Governor
|The County Secretary
|The Members of County Assembly
|Members of the CEC
Members of Parliament 2017-2022 (Mandera County)
- Hon Omar Mohamed – omar salla of EFP Party Member o.f Parliament Mandera Constituency.
- Hon. Hassan, Kulow Maalim of EFP party Member of Parliament West Banisa Constituency.
- Hon. Hassan, Omar Mohamed Maalim of EFP Party Member of Parliament Mandera East Constituency.
- Hon. Ibrahim, Abdi Mude of EFP Party Member of Parliament Lafey Constituency.
- Hon. Ali, Adan Haji of Jubilee Party Member of Parliament Mandera South Constituency.
- Hon. Abdullah, Bashir Sheikh of Jubilee Party Member of Parliament Mandera North Constituency.
Members of the County Assembly
- Hon Saad Sheikh Ahmed (Abajano)[²⁶] EFP PARTY Member of County Assembly Fino Ward
Health in Mandera County
There is a total of 83 health facilities in the county and 150 health personnel of different cadre.
HIV prevalence is at 1.8% below the national 5.3%.
Transport and Communication in Mandera County
The county is covered by 1,884.5 Km of road network. of this 1,390km is covered by earth surface, 494.5km is murram surface.
There are 13 cyber cafes, 5 post offices installed letter boxes, 1150 rented letter boxes and 1100 rented letter boxes, 50 vacant letter boxes
Trade and Commerce
There are 32 trading centers, 127 licensed retail traders, 212 licensed hawkers and 10 petrol stations.
County subdivisions in Mandera County
As of 2019, Mandera County is divided into 7 sub-counties:
||Land area (Sq. Km)
Wikipedia Contributors. 2021. “Mandera County.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. September 11, 2021. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandera_County. Wards in Mandera County
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